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Dual Spec in Legion
The information comes out of Ask Mr Robot in this article: A Guide to Identifying the Best Artifact Path.
Over a 28 week arc (seven months!), there is a chart that shows or proves that you can dual spec without harming the path of your main spec. This is astonishing.
On week three (when we start raiding) you could have 20 artifacts traits on your main or … 20 artifact traits on your main and 14 on your off-spec. At week 16 (four months-ish) they match up for a while.
This is astonishing and changes everything.
This suggests that the best path is the dual-spec path, especially for the first six months of Legion. That first six months might dictate our play-style and brand our Legion experience.
Imagine that you are a hunter with Beast Mastery and Marksman. You quest as BM and raid as MM which is totally viable according to AMR. Imagine further that instead of changing talents, your specs are set up for single target vs AoE.
Imagine being a Druid. You love your kitty, you named it Brad. But to raid, you love to heal or tank — totally viable. Any dual spec combination can work. Go ahead set up a fire mage raider and a frost mage pvp. We are not being punished, our solid choices are expanded.
I have so much to learn but that proof is at AMR. I can’t tell you “do this with your traits”, at least not yet, but with this support we can realistically imagine a dual-spec experience in Legion.
A good day in Azeroth!